Powerlifting

5 Strength Athletes Who Hit 50+ Reps On the 225 lb Max Bench Test

Author's Note: This article is intended to be a fun and lighthearted celebration of strength. None of these strength athletes are in a formal testing environment, nor are their guidelines for their bench press form. Any comparisons or references...

I’m a Professional Powerlifter. This Is What I Think About Weightlifting

Last month, we saw the last lifts of an historic weekend in the history of American weightlifting. The Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim were marked by incredible performances by Team USA – but none more noticeable than that of...

Under the Weather? Consider These Tips Before Hitting the Gym

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and when friends come calling… they’re probably sick. Seriously, it’s like an epidemic: April showers might bring May flowers, but you can count on cold November breezes bringing sneezes and diseases. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdF80f-HP4l/ Honestly,...

5 Strength Training “Rules” You Can Completely Ignore

Health and fitness are fields that are meant to be firmly rooted in science, but that doesn’t prevent a lot of myths, misconceptions, and lies from circulating the industry — and interfering with your strength gains. We’ve heard them all,...

BarBend’s Top 10 Strength Feats and Performances of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take some time to reflect on some of this year's biggest lifts and performances across all strength sports. We chose our top picks based off multiple pieces of criteria, which...

When to Use Straps in Powerlifting and Strongman

All strength sports have their own little quirks; powerlifting has sumo deadlifts, CrossFit has kipping, and strongman, well, strongman kind of has a few that irk others. But it isn’t the hitching or the continental cleans that seem to...

An Uncut and Unfiltered Interview With Strength Coach Mark Rippetoe

To date, this was one of the toughest interviews I've ever held. What do you ask one of the strength and conditioning world's better known coaches, who also writes for a living, and already has a boat load of...

25 Days of Gifting: BarBend Double Leather Powerlifting Belt!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend is giving one lucky winner a brand new Double Leather Powerlifting Belt! The BarBend Double Leather Powerlifting Belt is built to last a lifetime, through tough training sessions and competition after competition....

PR Like a Pro: The Best Way to Test Your 1-RM

I received a question from a reader earlier this week: what’s the best way to test a one-rep max? If you follow me on social media, you know I love good questions, and this is a great one, because there’s...

25 Days of Gifting: Mark Bell’s Sling Shot!

To continue our 25 Days of Gifting extravaganza, BarBend and Mark Bell's Sling Shot® are teaming up to give one lucky winner a brand new Original Sling Shot! The Sling Shot is a great tool for all lifters wanting to add...

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Why Weightlifters Need Confidence (and How to Build It)

Olympic weightlifting is about all about technique, acceleration, strength, technique, confidence, positional strength, mobility, and technique. While it may sound redundant to say technique...

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